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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 15. 1969.

Soccer Report: Depleted side lucky to draw

Soccer Report: Depleted side lucky to draw

University drew 1-1 with Marist at Memorial Park.

The depleted Varsity side was perhaps a trifle lucky to come away with a draw. Marist took a 1-0 lead early in the first half, and it wasn't until 10 minutes from the end that University levelled the scores when John Gallagher scored from the penalty spot. For University the defence played well, but Marist controlled the midfield for most of the game.

The second team did well to draw 3-3 with top-of-the-table Western Suburbs. After an even first half. University was unlucky to be 2-0 down at half-time. After being under pressure for the first 10 minutes of the second half, University reduced the arrears when Robin Fox scored.

Western Suburbs replied with a beautiful headed goal.

After the restart Robin Fox again reduced the arrears to one goal. Varsity drew level 10 minutes from the final whistle, when Robin Fox completed his "hat-trick".

For University, Rod Bustard, playing in his last game for the Club, pulled off many fine saves, while Peter Murchison played an excellent skipper's game.

The fourth division team fought out a scoreless draw with Seatoun at Seatoun Park. Both teams had chances, but neither could score, and a draw was a fair result. For University, newcomers Ian Ball and Hugh Webber had sound games.

Down in the lower grades the Varsity teams didn't fare too well.

The fifth division team lost 3-1 to Stokes Valley in a fairly even game at Crawford Green. Nick Koenig was the University goalscorer.

The sixth division team was hammered 9-1 by Wellington Diamond United.

In the eighth division the "D" team recorded the only win of the week for the club when it beat Wellington Diamond United 6-4.

The other three eighth division teams lost, The "A" team lost 4-1 to Marist, the "B" team was routed 15-3 by Seatoun and the "C" team defaulted to Stop Out.

Results and goalscorers in games played on June 28:

First Division team drew with Marist 1-1 (J. Gallagher); Second Division team drew with Western Suburbs 3-3 (R. Fox, 3); Fourth Division team drew with Seatoun 0-0; Fifth Division team lost to Stokes Valley 1-3 (N. Koenig); Sixth Division team lost to Wellington Diamond United 1-9 (W. Malloy); Eighth Division "A" team lost to Marist 1-4 (C. Koggwa); Eighth Division "B" team lost to Sentoun 3-15 (J. Arcus 2, o.g.); Eighth Division "C" team lost by default to Stop Out; Eighth Division "D" team beat Wellington Diamond United 6-4 (D. Quinn 2, D. Carroll, C. Coney, G. Hansen, B. McHattie. 1).